Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Minimalism.

Over the last few months I have been in awe over the many videos available online about Minimalism, now I know this is not necessarily a new concept, but it is new to me and I always find the idea of it quite calming.

There have been 2 concepts of minimalism that I have been looking at.
KonMarie method
100 items.


KonMarie method is about only owning things that either have a purpose, or bring you joy. Which I like to think most of my items fit into one of these categories.

100 items there are some minimalists that believe in order to be a minimalist you should own 100 things or less, this is quite extreme, with the most extreme possibly being ThrivingMinimalist on youtube, whose items all fit in a back pack.

I am a self confessed hoarder, but I hate it.
I also hate to think I have thrown something away that could come in handy at a later point. A value I believe my Nanna imprinted on me as she never believed in throwing anything away.
So I am stuck in an in between.

It's also hard to make your enironment look minimal when your "own" area is around 6ft by 7ft. Everything just looks so cramped and messy, even if its not.


Whats your take on mininalism?




Yet another life update.

Again I have realise I have left this blog to gather dust.

I have my reasons though as I have been focussing on my univeristy course which I started "full time" in September. Notice how full time is enclosed in quotation marks? That's because in all we have been having around 4/5 contact hours a week, and the rest of the required 30 hours are self directed / online study, or the brand spanking new "Blended Learning" as they call it.

I'm also the elected course rep for my course, I got votes and everything! I felt so popular, so I have been doing course rep related things such as attending meetings and trying to get the other 300 plus students to engage with me.

I am a little disappointed in the lack of actual contact hours, but in another light, I guess it also plays in my favour as it means I am able to squeeze the odd shift in at work (I now work for a healthcare agency).

I am finding it incredibly difficult to adjust to the lack of money, I am now getting around 25% of what I used to earn a month, so I am finding that a little hard to adjust to, and I am finding myself trying to become increasingly frugal. I'm just happy my Mother was happy for me to stay at her until I complete my course and get a job.